Theory And History Of Architecture Knowledge Test

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Theory And History Of Architecture Knowledge Test

Architecture History is the study of architecture as it has evolved over centuries and across many different landscapes and cultures. Some people argue which group of people created architectural marvels, and the war is tied between the Greeks and the Egyptians. Just how much do you know about theory and the history of architecture? Take up the comprehensive quiz below and get to learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The building that serve as a senate house for the chief dignitaries of the city and as a palace where distinguished visitors and citizens might be entertained.
    • A. 

      Bouleuterion

    • B. 

      Thersihon

    • C. 

      Prytaneion

    • D. 

      Diathyros

  • 2. 
    An English Architect who prepared plan for London i.e., St. Peter ‘s and St. Paul Cathedral; proposed a network of avenues connecting the main features of London.
    • A. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • B. 

      Leon Battista Alberti

    • C. 

      Pierre Charles L’ Enfant

    • D. 

      Sir Christopher Wren

  • 3. 
    The architect who claimed that: “The ultimate goal of the new architecture was the composite but inseparable work of an art, in which the old dividing line between monumental and decorative elements will have disappeared forever.”
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Walter Gropius

    • D. 

      Mies Van de Rohe

  • 4. 
    Enclosure formed by huge stones planted on the ground in circular form.
    • A. 

      Menhir

    • B. 

      Cromlech

    • C. 

      Dolmen

    • D. 

      Tumulus

  • 5. 
    It is a traditional house that was called binangiyan. It was a single room dwelling elevated at 1.50 meters from the ground; the floor were made of hard wood like narra which rested on 3 floor joist which in turn were supported by transverse girders.
    • A. 

      Kankanay

    • B. 

      Badjao

    • C. 

      Bontoc

    • D. 

      Kalinga

  • 6. 
    The architect who said that the exterior of the building is the result of the interior.
    • A. 

      Mies Van de Rohe

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D. 

      William Ruskin

  • 7. 
    “The man of learning… can fearlessly look down upon the troublesome accidents of fortune. But he who thinks himself entrenched in defense not of learning but of luck, moves one slippery path, struggling though life unsteadily and insecurely.”
    • A. 

      A New Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Ten books of Architecture by Marcus Vitruvius

    • C. 

      Space, Time and Architecture by Sigfried Gideon

    • D. 

      The Poetry of Architecture by John Ruskin

  • 8. 
    It is the eclectic style of domestic architecture of the 1870’s and the 1880’s in England and the USA and actually based on country house and cottage Elizabeth architecture which was characterized by a blending of Tudor Gothic, English Renaissance and colonial elements in the USA:
    • A. 

      Mannerist Phase

    • B. 

      Queen Anne style

    • C. 

      Jacobean Architecture

    • D. 

      Stuart Architecture

  • 9. 
    The Greek council house which is covered meeting place for the democratically-elected council is called:
    • A. 

      Bouleuterion

    • B. 

      Thersihon

    • C. 

      Prytaneion

    • D. 

      Diathyros

  • 10. 
    The memorial column built in the form of tall Doric order and made entirely of marble is;
    • A. 

      Column of Antoninus Pius

    • B. 

      Trajan’s Column

    • C. 

      Column of Marcus Aurelius

    • D. 

      Column of Dioelectian

  • 11. 
    The Grandest Temple of all Egyptian temples, it was not built by upon one complete plan but owes its size, disposition and magnificence to the work of many Kings. Built from the 12th Dynasty to the Ptolemaic period.
    • A. 

      Great Temple of Ammon, Karnak

    • B. 

      The Great temple of Abu-Simbel

    • C. 

      Temple of Queen HATSHEPSUT

    • D. 

      Temple of Ramsesseum, Thebes

  • 12. 
    The sacred enclosure found in the highest part of a Greek city is called:
    • A. 

      Peribolas

    • B. 

      Temenos

    • C. 

      Corps de Logis

    • D. 

      Pteroma

  • 13. 
    Tomb of Atreus, a noted example of the tholos type of tomb is also known as:
    • A. 

      Mausoleum, Helicarnassos

    • B. 

      Tomb of Clytemnestra

    • C. 

      Tomb of Agamemnon

    • D. 

      Thersilion, Megapolis

  • 14. 
    The father of modern picture books of Architecture.
    • A. 

      Andrea Palladio

    • B. 

      Leon Battista Alberti

    • C. 

      Philibert De L’orme

    • D. 

      Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola

  • 15. 
    A style in the architecture Italy I the second half of the 16th century and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Europe. It uses classical elements in an unconventional manner.
    • A. 

      Illusionism

    • B. 

      Mannerism

    • C. 

      Palladianism

    • D. 

      Abstract

  • 16. 
    What is referred to as written record of man’s effort to build beautifully?
    • A. 

      Pre-historic architecture

    • B. 

      History of architecture

    • C. 

      Elements of architecture

    • D. 

      Style of architecture

  • 17. 
    What do you call the long colonnaded building used around public places and as shelters at religious shrines in Greek architecture?
    • A. 

      Propylae

    • B. 

      Stoa

    • C. 

      Peristyle

    • D. 

      Agora

  • 18. 
    What historic style of architecture contributed the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian “Orders of Architecture?
    • A. 

      Early Christian

    • B. 

      Byzantine

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Egyptian

  • 19. 
    What do you call the enclosed space at the top of a ziggurat in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      God’s house

    • B. 

      Observatory

    • C. 

      Priest house

    • D. 

      Altar

  • 20. 
    Buddhist architecture shown in rock-cut temples with lavishly carved interiors is a characteristic feature of what style of architecture?
    • A. 

      Japanese

    • B. 

      Filipino

    • C. 

      Indian

    • D. 

      Chinese

  • 21. 
    Which of the following indicates the brightness of a color?
    • A. 

      Chroma

    • B. 

      Value

    • C. 

      Hue

    • D. 

      Intensity

  • 22. 
    What do you call the tool in architecture which organizes space or spatial composition related to function?
    • A. 

      Space planning

    • B. 

      Space articulation

    • C. 

      Functional interrelationship diagram

    • D. 

      Territoriality

  • 23. 
    From what style of architecture were the Chinese pagodas derived?
    • A. 

      Muslim

    • B. 

      Indian

    • C. 

      Japanese

    • D. 

      European

  • 24. 
    What manifestation in a structure that identifies it as a work of architecture shows the adequate scheme or structural arrangement, effective choice of materials, and effective construction system?
    • A. 

      Structural stability

    • B. 

      Aesthetic sense of beauty

    • C. 

      Economic quality

    • D. 

      Utility

  • 25. 
    Which of the following indicates the name of a color?
    • A. 

      Intensity

    • B. 

      Chroma

    • C. 

      Hue

    • D. 

      Value

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